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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231931
Last updated: 15 April 2020
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Date:04-JAN-2020
Time:10:10 LT
Type:TM-1 Thunder Mustang
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N151WR
C/n / msn: 24
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Los Angeles County, CA SR 14 at Newhall, Santa Clarita, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An experimental TM-1 Thunder Mustang, amateur built by Gunther W. Balz, impacted terrain in Santa Clarita, California, under unknown circumstances. The airplane was completely consumed by the post impact fire and the sole pilot onboard sustained fatal injures.

Witnesses said that the aircraft was smoking and was probably trying to find a place to land before it crashed.
The Thunder Mustang is a modern 0.75 scale replica of the P-51 Mustang.

Sources:

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/pilot-killed-after-small-plane-crashes-erupts-in-flames-near-california-freeway
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-01-04/plane-crash-santa-clarita-freeway
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/1-dead-after-aircraft-crashes-near-freeway-santa-clarita-california-n1110446
https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100:95:::NO::P95_EVENT_LCL_DATE,P95_LOC_CITY_NAME,P95_REGIST_NBR:04-JAN-20,SANTA%20CLARITA,N151WR
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=151WR
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https://www.google.com/maps/place/Newhall+Ave+%26+Wager+Rd,+Santa+Clarita,+CA+91321/@34.3648128,-118.5048076,971m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c285e41368b263:0xd328d74980235997!8m2!3d34.3648128!4d-118.5026189?hl=en-us

https://flightaware.com/photos/view/1654118-56e2f447c13aca5d39c364080fbe21919fa99309/aircrafttype/TM1 (photo)

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1134625

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2020 20:31 Iceman 29 Added
04-Jan-2020 20:33 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
04-Jan-2020 22:45 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 23:56 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Source]
05-Jan-2020 05:34 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Jan-2020 10:31 Pena_44 Updated [Embed code]
05-Jan-2020 12:49 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
05-Jan-2020 12:51 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
06-Jan-2020 15:58 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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